Geographic Information Science (GIS) is an important synthesis of traditional mapping with more advanced tools of data modeling and analysis to provide new and enhanced information on geospatial topics. The power of GIS is the use of spatial analysis techniques to analyze geographic information. The GIS certificate offers non-geography majors an opportunity to gain the knowledge, theory, and training to use GIS as a tool to answer research questions relevant to their disciplines. This graduate certificate program offers a balance of theory and technical training in Geographic Information Science. The certificate program is designed to accommodate both degree and non-degree seeking students.
Students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program can add the certificate program by completing an Application for Update of Program(s), available at the Graduate Studies office. Students not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program must complete a non-degree application as described in the Graduate Catalog.